You know those bloggers who write weeks in advance and never face a lull in their posting? Sigh. I actually thought about adding "blogging more consistently" to my to-do list...but considering it's March and I have yet to post my New Year Resolutions, let's not kid ourselves, shall we?
But here's something I can do: knit hats. Besides these two, I have another one that I knitted on the plane ride to TX. And another slouchy that I knitted over Christmas, then promptly forgot about. There are no photos of either, yet, so I will have to post them soon (just nod).
First up, a lace slouchy that is heading to my sweet sister-in-law for her birthday. I loved this pattern. It's from Woolly Wormhead and is called the Mystery Beret, or Meret. I plan to knit another one for myself in a lighter weight yarn and a fun spring color. I'm thinking Kiwi. I'm also thinking I'll start wearing make up before the next self portrait.
Next is a one-afternoon-wonder due to the simple pattern (stacks of knit and purl rows) in chunky yarn. I needed a brown hat...so I'm keeping this one. The pattern is called Slouchy Beehive and can be found on Flower Pot Designs. I modified it slightly: no flipped brim and fewer repeats before decreasing...it is still plenty slouchy.
And here is the sweater I began while away in Texas last week...I am jumping, with both feet, onto the Aidez bandwagon. I have ripped and restarted the back--after getting five inches into it--three times. Three!
This is my "I can do it" sweater. I will stop labeling myself a beginner knitter once I finish it. I'm usually not drawn to tons of cables and intricate stitches in sweaters. But my heart went pitter patter as soon as I saw this pattern. It takes a fair amount of concentration in the beginning, so attempting my latest restart during the Oscars was not the best idea. But I'm getting there. What I lack in skill (which is a lot), I usually make up for in sheer determination. This applies to more than knitting.